Accountable vs responsible


Being accountable not only means being responsible for something but also ultimately being answerable for your or possibly others actions.


A Pilot-In-Charge is accountable for anything that happens in regards to the operation of the aircraft.

He may or may not be the responsible party that perhaps caused a collision. (ie the co-pilot may have been the responsible party). However, the Pilot-In-Charge is always accountable.

Data Storage and Accountable vs responsible#

Typically where data storage is delegated to another party, the Resource Owner is Accountable for the data values and the Resource Server "Operator" is Responsible for the integrity appropriate Confidentiality of the data values.

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